John-McCruden-Obituary

John M. McCruden

Towson, Maryland

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McCRUDEN, John M. On August 1, 2004, JOHN M. McCRUDEN, beloved husband of Elizabeth McCruden (nee Nuttle) and the late Mary Ann McCruden; devoted father of Michael G. McCruden, Chad E. McCruden and Gregory M. Johnston; dear brother of the late Alma M. Cooper. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway exit 26A) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8501 LaSalle Road, Suite 106, Towson, MD 21286.

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I am writing this today in memory of my brother John. Who was always there to help anyone in their time of need. He dearly loved his boys, Michael, Chad and Gregory. I am very sorry boys for your lose. Please remember your father loved you all very much and know he is at peace now. John, Annie Oakley say's goodbye till we meet again. You are my loving brother and I will miss you so.
All My Love,

Anne McCruden Napier

John was the best friend a guy could ever have. We have been best of friends since we served together in the 19th Special Forces. John and I spent many good times together, I loved him like a brother. He will be greatly missed, and always loved. Until we meet again. Chad, Michael and Gregory - He was the best, remember always how your Dad lived his life, not how he lost it.
A friend forever - Doug Barton

John was my husband's best friend, we spent alot of time together over the past 25 years. John was one of a kind, the service today is to be commendent. I'm sure John was smiling the whole way through. I will miss him dearly. I will love him always.
Cheryl Barton

In honor of a departed brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Like all spirited brothers of the Golden Heart, he answered the challenge of the Fraternity with virtue and diligence by filling his appropriate place in his family, in his community, and in our Fraternity.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chad and the rest of the McCruden Clan.

The Brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity - MD Epsilon

May it comfort you to know that kind thoughts and sincere sympathy are with you in your loss.
Our prayer is that God's grace will sustain each of you through this difficult time.

The Chaplains of the Baltimore City Fire Department

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of John. I knew he was very ill and am certain he is playing the pipes in Heaven. When I was with the Baltimore City Fire Department Color Guard, John was a great help in every facet of our operations. He never turned down a request for assistance, he was one fine gentleman. I will miss him greatly and wish the best to his family in their time of need.

I would just like to say that my heart really breaks for Michael, Chad, Greg and Liz. Johnny was my "Big" brother and I loved him very much. I am happy for him now that he is in God's loving arms and that he will not be alone. He struggled and fought to stay on this earth, to be with his loved ones. My brother "is" loved by many and gave to the very end. God Bless you Johnny and God bless his family!
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...Sally Lou

My prays are with all of you.

Love, Nancy

My thoughts and prayers go with the McCruden family. I've worked with John on many occasions at various police and fire department funerals and ceremonies. I will always remember his piping and cheerful personnality. God Bless.